Local Government Magazine

Category : Collaboration

Collaboration

Democracy & THAT BILL: What’s so hard about collaboration?

Ruth LePla
Councils argue they’re already working collaboratively. Yet central government has been pushing for more shared activities. Skirmishes have centred on provisions in the Local Government...
Collaboration

Amalgamation: Is bigger better?

Ruth LePla
Around the world, many governments have favoured municipal amalgamation to improve efficiency of service and deliver cost benefits through economies of scale. But is bigger...
Collaboration Governance

The pulse of a city: Auckland’s amalgamation five years on

Ruth LePla
On the fifth birthday of what has been described as New Zealand’s most radical local governance restructure – the creation of Auckland City, Vicki Jayne...